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Mediation is dispute resolution. Marriages are filled with disputes, big and small. When a couple has an unproductive manner of arguing and settling differences, the marriage suffers. If this problem is intractable and pervasive, the marriage can fail. The amazing thing is that it is often the tiny, petty, little annoyances in a marriage that take the greatest toll on married couples and can lead to divorce. These are easily identified and resolved by mediation techniques.
The marital mediator works with a couple to help them resolve ongoing specific disputes and negative recurring interactions. The emphasis is on analyzing the communication of the couple and training them to have more productive styles of negotiation. The marital mediator can notice disconnects and misunderstandings between the couple, even a couple who have been in a marriage of many years. These misunderstandings can be evident in the first half hour of a marital mediation session.
In addition, the marital mediator can work with specific financial issues in a very direct way, such as business issues, and financial planning issues that need to be resolved. This is because most marital mediators are divorce mediators, who are experienced in financial issues. These financial issues, if not resolved, can lead to divorce.
If you would like to find out how mediation can help you, contact Joanna to set up a free one-hour mediation consultation. Call her at 413-224-2090
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